29 November 2012

Egypt: Islamic Jama'a Calls for Changing Venue of Saturday Protest From Tahrir

Egypt's Islamic Jama'a called on Thursday for reconsidering the venue of Saturday's million-man demonstration which the Muslim Brotherhood had called for.

Inside sources at the brotherhood said earlier today it is likely the demonstration's venue will be changed.

The goal of "the million-man demonstration to support legitimacy and Shari'a" is to back the constitutional decree and President Mohamed Mursi's decisions.

The Jama'a and its institutions are exerting all efforts to defuse the crisis and attain stability, Gamal Heshmat, a leading figure in the brotherhood and ex-MP, has told the Middle East News Agency (MENA).

Islamic forces and currents have decided to change the location of the Saturday demonstration from Tahrir Square to another unspecified venue, the official Facebook page of the brotherhood's "Misr 25" channel reported earlier.

Copyright © 2012 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.